Aboriginal art string bag of
dyed fiber was woven with a shoulder string
by Agnes Wilinggira, a Burrara at Maningrida Aboriginal community
on the northern coast of Arnhemland, in the Northern Territory of Australia.
These were often referred to as dilly bags
"The dilly bag, otherwise known as yakou, yibali or but but bag, is a bag worn around the neck to hold food like berries, meat, fish etc. The Dilly bag is normally woven out of vines or tough dried grasses and sometimes had feathers or animal fur inside the bag to stop small pieces of food falling through holes in the weave." - Wikipedia
9" wide at the base and
26" to top of shoulder string.
It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
as to its Australian Aboriginal
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